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Aurora Early Learning Center Celebrates First Year in the Community

WHO:      Join One Hope United to celebrate the first anniversary of its Aurora Early Learning Center and the receipt of its certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

WHEN:    Thursday, Sept. 20, from 2-3 p.m.

WHERE:  One Hope United Aurora Early Learning Center, 525 College Avenue, Aurora, IL

WHAT:     The Aurora Early Learning Center’s state-of-the-art sustainable design lowers operational costs while also providing educational opportunities for the children who learn about the environment and grow plants in an on-site vegetable garden. The center’s Healthy Lifestyles curriculum promotes overall health, exercise, nutrition and environmental sustainability.

“We are proud to serve Aurora-area residents with this top-quality learning center that is committed to early education and healthy living,” said Mark McHugh, executive director of One Hope United.

Tours of the 22,000 s.f. Aurora child care center’s building, playground and garden will be given following the presentation of its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The council’s Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.

Aurora Early Learning Center offers year-round childcare and education for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years and after-school, enrichment and summer camp programs for school-age children. It provides high-quality affordable options for families in the Aurora area.

About One Hope United: One Hope United is a nonprofit agency with a mission to educate, nourish, and empower all children with trusted early care and education. It operates 11 child care centers serving more than 2,000 children and families in northern Illinois.

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